Woman arrested on burglary charges


Police arrested a Grass Valley woman on New Year's Day after she allegedly burglarized a car and tried to enter a Mountain View home while pretending to conduct a survey.

Officers were alerted to a residential burglary in progress at the 00 block of Centre Street around 4:20 p.m. on Jan. 1. When officers arrived, the victim told police that the suspect, later identified as 39-year-old April Pineda, came to the door of the victim's home claiming she was conducting some type of survey. During the encounter, Pineda allegedly told the victim that she needed to enter the home, according to police spokeswoman Katie Nelson.

The victim told police that prior to approaching the home, Pineda had also rummaged through her car and taken her car keys, Nelson said.

Pineda left on bike before officers arrived, but was located by officers a short time later. She was detained and subsequently arrested for burglary and violating her probation. During the arrest, officers located belongings of the victim, which were later returned. Pineda was booked in the Elmwood Correctional Facility without bail.


2 people like this
Posted by Me
a resident of Willowgate
on Jan 8, 2017 at 12:47 am

Rode her bike all the way from Grass Valley?

5 people like this
Posted by resident
a resident of North Whisman
on Jan 8, 2017 at 10:43 am

Please post the mugshot of the perp. Thank you.

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